Feminist Studies in English 19.1
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 19, number 1.
KAFSEL was founded in 1992 to encourage advancements in literary criticism and theory from a feminist perspective while raising awareness of feminism within the academic community. The Association serves as a forum for scholars and graduate students to discuss a wide range of topics in English literature, cultural studies and social issues as they pertain to feminism. The Association has been active in sponsoring national and international conferences, workshops, publications and various other programs to realize its twofold ambition: to introduce Koreans to the changing currents of feminist studies abroad and to present Korean scholars' interventions in the ongoing debate.
FSEL is published three times a year in April, October and December. Our journal covers varied subfields of British and American Literature including Asian-American and Asian British Literature. FSEL welcomes manuscripts that develop an original argument in English literature or culture from a feminist/gender perspective. We are interested in papers addressing recent developments in feminist studies from a wide range of national, cultural, social contexts.
Papers should include a 200-word abstract of the paper and a submission form which is available at www.fsel.org.
Please send submissions to FSEL (firstname.lastname@example.org) by FEBRUARY 15, 2011 .
For more information on our association (KAFSEL) and our journal (FSEL), please consult www.fsel.org.
39726[Update] California State University Shakespeare Symposium (May 5-6, 2011)California State University, Stanislausshakespeare@csustan.edu1293658900cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturerenaissancetheatrefull name / name of organization: California State University, Stanislauscontact email: email@example.com
Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium
May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus
Keynote Speaker: Professor Frances Dolan, University of California, Davis
Proposal submission deadline extended to: January 20th, 2011
Conference hotel: Candlewood Suites
1000 Powers Court
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 250-1501
The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare. We are currently accepting submissions on a wide range of topics, discipline-specific or interdisciplinary, authored by graduate students or professors. General topics may include, but are not limited to, Shakespeare and early modern culture; Shakespeare's influence on or appropriation by contemporary culture; Shakespeare on film or television; digital Shakespeare; Shakespearean sources or adaptations; aesthetic approaches to Shakespeare's work; the Shakespearean stage; Shakespeare in performance; teaching Shakespeare; Shakespeare in the high school classroom. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be published in a special fall edition of The San Joaquin Valley Journal, a refereed online journal published by graduate students and professors in CSU Stanislaus' English Department (http://sjvjcsustan.com/).
The symposium will be held on the campus of California State University, Stanislaus, on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th. The beautiful 228-acre campus is situated in the heart of California's great Central Valley—a short distance from the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, and Sacramento. The conference will coincide with the University Theater Department's production of Romeo and Juliet, which will be performed in the evening in an outdoor amphitheatre. Conference attendees are invited to performances of the play at no additional cost. Additionally, guest director Daniel Gately will address the conference at a reception preceding the Thursday night performance.
If you are interested in presenting at this year's symposium, please send a 250-word abstract and a brief (one-page) CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Finished papers should have a presentation time of no more than twenty minutes. Though the conference welcomes all graduate students and college educators, submissions are particularly encouraged from current and former faculty, instructors, and students of any California State University campus. The deadline for submissions will be January 20th, 2011. If you want to chair a special session, please submit your session title, a brief description and justification for the session, and three abstracts (including CVs) from session participants.
cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesinterdisciplinarypopular_culturerenaissancetheatre 39727ICNFA 20112nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA 2011)ICNFA2011@International-ASET.com1293680914international_conferencesfull name / name of organization: 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA 2011)contact email: ICNFA2011@International-ASET.com
The International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (International ASET) and the University of Ottawa are pleased to organize the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications. As globalization leads to increasing interaction among regions and peoples of the world, it is important to encourage multi-disciplinarity in emerging scientific topics such as nanotechnology. Nanotechnology, even though rapidly growing, is still in its infancy and has given rise to numerous novel applications for the solution of many current problems.
The aim of the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnolgy: Fundamentals and Applications is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the field of nanotechnology and to foster an environment conducive to exchanging ideas and information. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and meet world nanotechnology experts on the fundamentals, applications and products. Through the 2nd conference a great opportunity to share knowledge and expertise will be created taking advantage from the synergy of the 1st conference.
You may find a brochure of this conference, for printing and posting, by following the link below:
cfp categories: international_conferences 39728ICEPR'11International Conference on Environmental Pollution and RemediationICEPR2011@International-ASET.com1293681007graduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesprofessional_topicsfull name / name of organization: International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Remediationcontact email: ICEPR2011@International-ASET.com
Environmental pollution is considered the most important threat to human being and other creature lives. Every day at different places, thousands of various types of pollutants and chemicals from different sources are exposed to the environment. These sources include industries, vehicles, and even human activities like cooking. Pollutants affect different environmental resources such as air, water, soil, and generate serious danger to the ecosystem. These encountered problems require immediate scientific attention to find appropriate and cost effective solutions.
The aim of ICEPR'11 is to bring together the Canadian and international community working in the field of environmental sciences, engineering, and technology, and to foster an environment conducive to present advances in this field. This conference will also provide a golden opportunity to develop new collaborations and gather world experts on the different topics including pollution detection, environmental remediation, and pollution prevention. The ICEPR'11 program will include invited keynote talks, oral presentation sessions, and poster sessions.
You may find a brochure of this conference, for printing and posting, by following the link below:
cfp categories: graduate_conferencesinternational_conferencesprofessional_topics 39729[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication; April 1-2, 2011; Univ. at Albany; Keynotes: Wai Chee Dimock and...University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organizationegsoalbany@gmail.com1293737767african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organizationcontact email: email@example.com
The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock and Doug Rice
"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order."—Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish
What is the outlaw? Today, the outlaw presents us with a number of paradoxes: politicians identify as "going rogue" while the U.S. engages in war with "rogue states"; atlases seem rigidly divided into "friend" and "enemy" while everywhere signs portend the collapse of foreign wars into the everyday by imploring their readers to "Report Suspicious Activity." The outlaw--and its pseudonyms and cohorts: the bandit, the brigand, the criminal, and the terrorist--circulate in complex, and often contradictory, ways. For instance, the outlaw threatens the sovereign and yet is sovereignty's possibility. Simultaneously alluring and terrorizing, the outlaw realizes and reorients desires while giving shape to national nightmares and personal terrors. What may be deviant to one is prophetic to another; while silenced as heretic and dismissed as irrational, the outlaw is also the opportunity for cultural, political, and scientific revolutions.
For our 9th Annual English Graduate Student Conference, we ask for submissions that address several trajectories. First, papers that consider how the outlaw appears thematically, figuratively, and/or historically in literature, cinema, and other media. Second, papers that renegotiate conceptual relationships of inside and outside as well as papers that address theories associated with or condemned as "outlaw." A special panel will seek to theorize the outlawing of disciplines and provide responses and/or innovative solutions to what has been called the "crisis in the humanities." Finally, we also are planning a creative portion of the conference and encourage creative submissions from graduate students that respond to the theme, particularly those that challenge notions of genre, performance, and poetics.
We encourage submissions from graduate students working in any field, historical period, genre, or scholarly discipline. Critical abstracts should be limited to 250-300 words; creative abstracts should include a 150-300 word description and a 2-3 page sample. Submit abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 4, 2011.
Keynote speakers will include Wai Chee Dimock (William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University) and Doug Rice (Associate Professor of English at California State University, Sacramento).
Possible areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to:
•Prostitution, outlaw sexualities, and the prohibited body
•Institutional and commercial appropriations of the outlaw
•Psychological, sociological, and statistical analyses of criminality
•The populism of the outlaw--public identification with outlaw figures and/or the romance of the outside
•Gender: transgression, plurality, and representation
•Cultural practices of "inherent transgression" (Zizek)
•Law, legality, and legal literacy
•Sedition, exile, state subversion, and treason
•Sovereignty, animals, and technology
•Prison writing; representations of incarceration in art and literature
•The subaltern as outlaw; identity politics in relation to the law
•The rhetoric and sociology of civil disobedience
•Popular culture and spectacle
•Object-oriented philosophy and other ontologies
•Rebellion in, beyond, and across states
cfp categories: african-americanamericanchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinarymedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 39730The Folklore of ResistanceTad Tulejatftuleja@yahoo.com1293753126cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culturefull name / name of organization: Tad Tulejacontact email: email@example.com
For a collection of essays tentatively entitled "The Folklore of Resistance," I am seeking papers showing how marginalized groups utilize expressive culture, broadly defined, to define and assert themselves against existing power systems. I will entertain essays with any theoretical bent, but I am looking for resolutely empirical studies in which theory illuminates rather than swamping the data. Please send 250 word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesethnicity_and_national_identityinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essayspopular_culture 39731[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10University of California, Berkeleyspp_conf@berkeley.edu1293758418bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: University of California, Berkeleycontact email: email@example.com
The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.
General thematic subcategories: (a) violence and discourse; (b) institutions and power; (c) the body and knowledge; and (d) the body and/in space
Examples of critical topics include, but are not limited to:
- The frontiers of the body
- Scientific discourse and the abnormal body
- The identity politics of the body (e.g. the tropologies of the veil)
- The segregation of racialized bodies
- The body and the social semiotics of language, or the social semiotics of the body
- Torture and testimony
- Mysticism and seclusion
- The psychology of confinement
- Technologies of surveillance and control
- The "War on Terror" and terrorist bodies
- Insurgent bodies and the body politic
- The embodiment of urban topographies/landscapes
For the complete description of the colloquium, please visit our website:
Please submit abstracts (maximum of 250 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 1, 2010. In your email please include your name, email address, and academic affiliation.
In order to make presentations accessible across departments and disciplines, we request that all papers be in English.
*Keynote Speakers To Be Announced
cfp categories: bibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyond 39732[Update] Deadline Extended to 07/01/2011 for Interdisciplinary Relationship between Science and ArtRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies n Humanitieseditor@rupkatha.com1293793993cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyondfull name / name of organization: Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies n Humanitiescontact email: email@example.com
Vol 3, No 1, January 2011
Ever since 'art' was separated from 'science', controversies and doubts have baffled human mind as to whether 'art' should at all be viewed as a separate sphere of study and practice, whether or not the two spheres share some common characteristics, whether science and art influence each other, and so on. In the next issue (Vol 3, No 1, January 2011) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, we seek to explore the interdisciplinary relationship between science and art. Possible topics for discussions are given below. But we are open to suggestions of inclusion of other relevant topics under the theme.
* Aesthetics of science
* Science of art
* Metatheories of science and art
* Scientific discoveries and inventions and their influence on art
* The function of language in scientific and artistic discourses
* Interpretation of scientific and artistic discourses
* Patterns of scientific and literary discourses
* Interdisciplinarity as a mode of research
* Influence of the digital technology and communication sciences of art and language
* Science fiction as the meeting point of science and art
* Discussion of a particular artist or scientist whose works explore the interdisciplinary connections between science and art
* Discussion of particular scientific or artistic discourse/s (work/s) illustrating/containing the connections
* We would like to feature art-works exploring/displaying interdisciplinary themes/perspective on science and art.
* Reviews of Books on Interdisciplinary connections between science and art (book not older than two years to be reviewed0
DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION: December 30, 2010.
cfp categories: cultural_studies_and_historical_approachesgeneral_announcementshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryjournals_and_collections_of_essaysscience_and_culturetwentieth_century_and_beyond 39733Nature and Violence in Representations of the Urban World, June 2-4, 2011University of Bucharestancaroncea@gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 1293795717african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesfull name / name of organization: University of Bucharestcontact email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for submissions for a panel on "Nature and Violence in Representations of the Urban World" within the annual conference of the English Department of the University of Bucharest, titled: "Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation" (conference website: http://www.english-unib.ro/events.html). The conference is scheduled to take place June 2-4, 2011 and will be hosted by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest, Romania.
Today one can hardly define environment by excluding the urban dimension. People seem to have become isolated from the natural world to which they used to belong and often times this alienation has not come without violence. These destructive forces have not always come against nature but also against people themselves. Moreover, the process of accelerated globalization the world has become engaged in has brought along changes in how people manage their relationship to nature. We would like to investigate colonial legacies as well as the impact of globalization on individuals, communities, nations and transnational collectivities in terms of their relationship to their multidimensional environments.
This is intended as an interdisciplinary panel open to scholars, MA and PhD level graduate students who specialize or are interested in:
• American studies
• Indigenous studies
• British cultural studies
• African American studies
• Urban fiction
• Film studies and visual art
• Trauma Studies
We also welcome contributions that analyze the impact of globalization on the representations of nature in Central and East European countries.
Videoconferencing facilities may be provided upon request.
Please send 200-word abstracts along with a short biographical note (including: name, institutional affiliation, and email address) to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2011.
cfp categories: african-americanamericanecocriticism_and_environmental_studiesgraduate_conferencesinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferences 39734The Journey and Its Portrayals: Explorers, Sailors, (Im)migrants (Nov 25-6, 2011)Center for the Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen Universitychsc705@mail.nsysu.edu.tw1293806565african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpostcolonialrenaissancetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: Center for the Humanities / National Sun Yat-sen Universitycontact email: email@example.com
The act of the journey ("to go from home to a distance") and migration signify the basic need of humanity to explore and in all cultures memories of the journey in its various forms represent important aspects of society, history, and culture in all of its aspects and dimensions. Records of travel, exile and return, and (im)migration and their perception are elements of culture including aspects of ideological, personal and/or group formation, artistic and/or historical representation, and the social imagery. Travel and the journey represent the basic human characteristic of curiosity and patterns of migration involve social, political, and cultural tensions emanating from basic needs of cultural, economic, political, etc., existence. Presentations at the conference are about travel and the journey expressed in literature and the other arts including analyses of portrayals of explorers, sea travelers and sailors, émigré(e)s, and (im)migrants. Official languages at the conference are English and Chinese. Abstracts of papers in 200 words with a 150-word bioprofile are invited by 15 February 2010 to Professor I-Chun Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Revised and peer-reviewed versions of the conference papers are planned to be published in the Purdue University Press humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed quarterly CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture .
cfp categories: african-americanamericanclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisioninterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalpostcolonialrenaissancetheatretwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian 39735Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Nov 4-5, 2011) Deadline extended to Feb 20National sun Yat-sen University TACMRS.NSYSU@gmail.com1293807628humanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturerenaissancetheatrefull name / name of organization: National sun Yat-sen Universitycontact email: TACMRS.NSYSU@gmail.com
The Fifth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Ludi Civitatis: the Church, the Court, and the Citizens
'Civilization arises and unfolds in and as play' (Johan Huizinga, Homo Ludens). In civic entertainment, 'play' constitutes the primary formative element in human culture that affords and sustains common interest and amusement. Texts produced in the classical, medieval and the Renaissance periods document how the Church, the Court, and the citizens devise their 'play' in triumphal entries, court entertainment, civic festivals, religious rituals, processions, drama, music and dance.
But why does culture endlessly produce and consume entertainment? What are the motives that prompt people to create civic entertainment? How did civic entertainment and its effects resonate through manuscripts, print, economics, politics and the arts from the classical period to the Renaissance?
This year's conference explores complex manifestations of 'play', aiming to look into 'makers' and consumers of civic entertainment in the city, the 'common' stage for cultural productions across the classical, medieval and Renaissance periods. TACMRS now invites proposals for papers on one of the following themes:
The Church and religious 'play' in the city
Court entertainment and the city
Popular festivals in the civic space
Playwrights and their 'play'
Artists and the performing arts
TACMRS provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussions and debates on the motives, performances, and effects of civic entertainment, and seeks to create dialogue between and across disciplines and periods. We would particularly encourage submissions with cross-cultural approaches, and on this premise welcome papers that reach beyond the traditional chronological and disciplinary borders of classical, medieval and Renaissance studies. Please send the paper proposals to TACMRS.NSYSU@gmail.com by Feb 20, 2011.
cfp categories: humanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinarymedievalpopular_culturerenaissancetheatre 39736[LAST CALL, UPDATE} Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011English Graduate Student Associationosuegsa@gmail.com1293815319african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorianfull name / name of organization: English Graduate Student Associationcontact email: email@example.com
The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender? How can the academic language we use as scholars work to enact specific political change? What about the language we use as educators?
While we are most interested in papers that pertain in some way to this topic, EGSA welcomes papers on any topic of literature, film and screen studies, language, philosophy, popular culture, the teaching of writing, TESL, and/or English education. Creative writers are also welcomed to submit works of poetry, drama, or fiction.
While the EGSA conference is organized to meet the needs of graduate students, we welcome contributions from academics at all levels, including undergraduate students and first-time presenters, who are interested in participating in and learning about being part of an academic community. Please note that all presentations should be kept to a twenty-minute maximum.
Please submit the title and a 500-word (maximum) abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please let us know if you would be interested in chairing a session. Proposals are due by January 14, 2011.
For further details, visit our website at:
cfp categories: african-americanamericanbibliography_and_history_of_the_bookchildrens_literatureclassical_studiescultural_studies_and_historical_approachesecocriticism_and_environmental_studieseighteenth_centuryethnicity_and_national_identityfilm_and_televisiongender_studies_and_sexualitygeneral_announcementsgraduate_conferenceshumanities_computing_and_the_internetinterdisciplinaryinternational_conferencesjournals_and_collections_of_essaysmedievalmodernist studiespoetrypopular_culturepostcolonialprofessional_topicsreligionrenaissancerhetoric_and_compositionromanticscience_and_culturetheatretheorytravel_writingtwentieth_century_and_beyondvictorian